Renu Dalal

Tasty Toovar Dal

The garlic and spices add to the taste of it. Everybody’s staple diet.

  • Preparation time: 50 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4


To be cooked in a pressure cooker

  • ½ cup toovar dal
  • 2  cups  water

Other ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 tbsp chopped tomato
  • 4 tbsp chopped onion
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • ¼ tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder haldi
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt and chilli powder to taste


  1. Wash and soak the toovar dal in water for half an hour.
  2. Add the water to the toovar dal and cook in a pressure cooker till well cooked.

How to proceed

  1. In a non-stick vessel heat the oil, add the garlic, jeera, turmeric powder, asafoetida, tomato, and onions. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes
  2. Add the toovar dal, salt and chilli powder to taste. Blend the mixture well. Cook for 2 minutes.

How to serve

  1. Serve hot along with rice, roti and/or vegetable of your choice.

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